Bakasana - Crow Pose

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.3 (12 votes)
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Crow Pose a great workout for your body. It strengthens the hands, arms, shoulders, inner thighs and abdominal muscles. It also increases physical and mental balance. Baka in Sanskrit translates into crane, even though this pose is most commonly referred to as Crow Pose. The name refers to the resemblance to a crane wading in a pool of water.

Pose Position: Sitting
Body Position: Arm Balances
Body Part: Core, Shoulders, Arms

Muscle Groups

Upper Body: Abdominals


MyPianoSpace 1 year ago

One trick I know that helps is to look forward in front of your hands so that your chin is stretching away from your chest. I'm still working on it!

Foxy Roxi 1 year ago

Thank you, yes it does help somewhat but then I loose balance much more easily. I will continue to enjoy yoga and work on this, one day I will get into this pose.

cookiecann 3 years ago

I try and try to do this pose with different ways but i fail ever time.

NandiniChaturvedi 4 years ago

I have been trying this for a few days, cant get it. My arms hurt too much. I am able to lift my foot for not more than a second and then I fall back!

I assume my arms are weak, is there any trick?

Linz Mac 4 years ago

Having been faced with Anastasia's side crow pose in a beginner class, I realised not only am I a beginner but one with low upper body strength. Being a determined so and so I thought I'd try the "normal" crow which went ok until my arms actually gave way holding my body weight and guess what...I fell on my nose lol! Any advice David..I really want to achieve this.:)

Tymikia 7 years ago

While attempting to do this pose, whenever I attempt to put my knees into the back of my arms, it hurts really bad. It's like a very sharp pain from my knee. Wondering what am I doing wrong? Thanks